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Post 12/05/2016

WDFW December Weekender Report for SW Washington

Winter steelhead: The winter steelhead fishery is up and running after drawing a cadre of stalwart anglers for the traditional Thanksgiving opening. River conditions have been up and down since then, so it's always a good idea to check the Northwest River Forecast or other sources before heading out.
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Post 12/05/2016

December 5 Cowlitz fish report

Last week Tacoma Power employees recovered 1,033 coho adults, 99 jacks, one fall Chinook adult, five summer-run steelhead adults, four winter-run steelhead adults, and 13 cutthroat trout in five days of operation at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
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Post 11/14/2016

Fish Black Friday for big rainbow trout

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is offering anglers opportunities for tight lines rather than long lines on the day after Thanksgiving.

The "holiday specials" include thousands of large trout averaging 15 to 16 inches in length and weighing up to three pounds.
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Post 11/14/2016

Nisqually River to close to all recreational fishing

Action: Close Nisqually River to recreational angling.

Effective dates: 12:01 a.m., Nov. 16, 2016.

Species affected: All species.
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Post 09/01/2016

Small sanctuary created around the fish release site on the Tilton River

Action: The Tilton River (Lewis County) will be closed to all fishing from posted markers 25 feet downstream to 25 feet upstream of the fish release site ramp at Gus Backstrom Park.

Effective dates: Sept. 3, 2016, until further notice.

Species affected: All species including salmon.
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